W[illia]m Ham Hall
3both the City and the Districts would think I was working against them, whereas I desire to do what I can for both of them.In this connection I call your attention to [illegible] copies ofcommunications from myself to the Directors of the IrrigationDistricts and, to the Honorable secretary of the Interior,under date of Aug. 3rd, /07, which I am also [illegible] to you. You will thus see, from., these several communications, that we seek to control the waters and the storage of the Cherry-Eleanor branch of the Tuolumne River, and that we have offered the storage waters of our reservoirs to the irrigation districts for their use on terms which will barely pay us interest on the cost of storage.If the Districts will thus use our waters they should have less objection to the city obtaining waters stored in some reservoirs on the Main Fork of the river.Then the question would come up to whether there are other sites than Hetch-Hetchy on that main fork which could be to advantage used by the City. Personally, I think there are such sites, No doubt, you think so too.I suggest that in your writing to the Honorable Secretary you might say that you have seen these communications of03933
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